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Helena Theresa Risha Maida


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Helena Theresa Risha Maida Obituary
MAIDA
The beautiful soul of Helena Theresa Risha Maida, 85, went to be with our Lord on September 10, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Jacksonville, Florida on December 23, 1932 to the late Charles Risha and Ruby Farah Risha. Helena graduated from St. Paul's Catholic School in Riverside with the class of 51' and graduated from a local business college. In her early years, she belonged to many Catholic organizations. She worked as secretary for the Maida Insurance Agency for 10 years.
Helena is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Ruby Risha; her husband of 51 years, Abraham George Maida; and her sister-in-law, Helen Maida Zemanek. She leaves to cherish her memories, her daughter, Terrie Maida Curtis; her sons, Chuck Maida (Beverly), Tony Maida (Faten); her grandchildren, Daniel Curtis (Ashley), Terra Curtis and Mariana Maida; and her great-grandson Holden Curtis, her sister-in law Yvonne Monsor Cotton (Fred), and brother-in law, Louis Zemanek; and many loving cousins.
Her funeral Mass will be held at Prince of Peace
Catholic Church, 6320 Bennett Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32216 on September 14, 2018 at 10:00 am with Rev. Callistus Onwere officiating. A viewing will take place 30 minutes before the Mass. Burial will take place at St. Joseph's Cemetery immediately after the Mass. Helena requested in lieu of flowers to have Masses said for her.
Arrangements by Corey-Kerlin Funeral Homes, 940 Cesery Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32211.

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Published in the Florida Times-Union on Sept. 12, 2018
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